Archive for May, 2012

Detroit Symphony resolves bank loans tied to venue

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that it has resolved $54 million in loans owed to five banks on a real estate deal for the Max M. Fisher Music Center, allowing the 125-year-old orchestra to more confidently move ahead in its financial recovery.

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Surreal Conceptual Portraitures – This Marwane Pallas Photography is…

This Marwane Pallas Photography brings whimsical fantasy in the real world. At only 20-years-old, the French photographer Marwane Pallas creates these magical captures.

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Polish orchestra plays Mozart’s Requiem in protest

The orchestra, choir and soloists of the Chamber Opera that specializes in Mozart's music perform his Requiem, the Funeral Mass in front of the Culture Ministry in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to protest recent cuts in the opera's budget and to seek government protection. The 50-year-old opera, which is famous for its annual festivals of all of Mozart's stage works, says it will have to close in summer if it gets no additional funds.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)A Polish opera house has played Mozart's Requiem — a funeral piece — in front of the Culture Ministry in Warsaw to protest cuts to its budget.

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Crider’s Photography moving to Mooresville

Crider’s Photography will open a new chapter in its history in June when Phillip Crider takes the reins of the family-owned studio and opens its new location in Mooresville.

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North Carolina folk artist Doc Watson dies at 89

Publicity photo of bluegrass musician Doc WatsonWINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – Grammy-winning U.S. guitarist and folk singer Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died on Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital at age 89, his management company said. Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following abdominal surgery last week, Folklore Productions International said in a statement. "Doc was a legendary performer who blended his traditional Appalachian musical roots with bluegrass, country, gospel and blues to create a unique style and an expansive repertoire," the statement said. …

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